Comparo: TVS Apache RTR 160 4v vs Suzuki Gixxer ABS

The Suzuki Gixxer remains a brilliant motorcycle. It makes a strong case for itself, with the inclusion of ABS in the package making it a really compelling option. It remains a very enticing package – a combination of friendly and fast while carrying of enough swagger to remain appealing. However, the Apache does it for me by a small margin. Sure, it lacks the surefootedness of the Gixxer, but it is the more exciting motorcycle and its attitude on the go matches its aggressive lines at standstill. The lack of ABS is a huge miss, which does tip the scales in the favour of the Gixxer, but the Apache delivers thrills that the Gixxer simply cannot.